In July 2014, while in Austria I visited the gorge called Liechtensteinklamm. This gorge is in a small town about 45 minutes drive from Salzburg called St. Johann. It was by far one of the best experiences I've had traveling in a long time - and definitely while in Austria so far. Somehow the locals manage to make Liechtensteinklamm sound like one syllable while I can't say it period!
The only bad parts was I did not heed the advice given to me by everyone where I was staying telling me it was too far to walk. They said it was only six are seven kilometers. This did not sound like a long ways to me, however, I live in Florida where all of the land is flat while here in Austria there are many hills. Once you get to the gorge there are even more hills and stairways to climb which is quite a workout. It is not a difficult walk as the paths are well kept, but after walking 6-7 kilometers to get there, it did become a little more difficult for me.
I would have taken a taxi home, but I didn't have a cell phone with me...so I just decided to walk - AGAIN. I'm just estimating, but if I were to bet, I would say I walked close to 20 kilometers that day which all seemed uphill. I was really tired afterward and my legs and feet hurt really badly afterword. It also did not help that I wore the wrong shoes, as you can see from one of my photos, for much of the trip. I also brought a rather large bag instead of a backpack which would have been a lot more practical and made the trip much easier!
The pathways are well kept and is a nice walk if you're wearing the right footwear and haven't already walked several kilometers/miles ;). Thankfully my hotel had a nice pool and hot tub to sooth my aching feet and legs! The cost is only 4.50 euros and you need approximately two hours at the gorge according to most people. Overall, I think the gorge is a very well priced and a fun experience.
My ticket stub and a house I saw in the way back:
AND finally the pool and hot tub...awww :)
Thank you so much for stopping by. I will leave you with a very short video of one of the waterfalls in the gorge. As always, I love to hear your comments and answer any questions. Have a great week.